(Closed) HELP! Walking down the aisle dilemma

posted 13 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
45 posts
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think you need to talk to your dad. Let him know that the divorce in your family has confused/blurred your parental relationships and that, in order to not hurt any feelings, you have decided to walk down the aisle alone.

At first, upon reading your post, I thought that you should just ask your mom to walk you down, but I see that might not work. You could ask both your mom and dad to walk you down the aisle? But, overall, I think you should go with your gut, and that’s to walk alone.

You can explain to your dad that you are independant and have been living away from home long enough that the symbolizm of walking with a father figure feels insincere and that you feel that walking down the aisle alone symbolizes your decision to take on a new life with your husband on your own terms, as opposed to "being given" by a father figure on someone else’s terms.

Post # 4
1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2021

I agree with you about not having anybody walk you down the aisle, but if you do want somebody what about your grandmother? Everybody loves a cute little old lady! Who can get mad at her? I do think you need to talk to your dad. If he doesn’t come to the wedding, you’ll know you made the right decision.

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